Everything you need to know for the lifelong welfare of your donkeys and mules.
Caring for donkeys and mules can be a life-enhancing experience and one that we hope we can make easier and more enjoyable for both you and your donkeys and mules by sharing the knowledge and experience we have gained in over 40 years of rescuing and caring for them.
There is a tendency to treat donkeys as if they are small horses with big ears but donkeys are different! They differ both physically and in their behaviour. Millions of years ago donkeys and horses had the same ancestors, but they evolved to be very different species. Understanding these differences is of vital importance to the correct care and welfare of donkeys.
- Why donkeys are different
- Details about mules and hinnies
- Donkey behaviour
- Creating the donkey’s environment
- Stables and pasture
- Selecting and settling your donkeys in their new home
- Handling and grooming
- Dental care
- Feeding advice
- Signs of health and monitoring vital signs
- Foot care
- Common ailments
- Skin conditions
- Poisonous plants
- Monitoring weight and condition
- Dieting your donkey
- Caring for the older donkey monitoring quality of life
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